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July 8, 1988 | United Press International
Dan Hayden earned a perfect score of 10 on parallel bars Thursday en route to winning the compulsory segment of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. But it was the lowest scorer of the session, 1984 Olympic medalist Tim Daggett, who attracted the bulk of the applause and attention. Just 8 1/2 months after he suffered a near-crippling leg injury in the 1987 World Championships, Daggett managed to score 8.75 or higher on five of the six required events.
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September 30, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Sam Mikulak, a junior at University of Michigan and from Newport Coast, had an all-around score of 89.532 to lead in the standings after the first of four subdivisions at the World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. This is the qualification round. The U.S. will have four more gymnasts competing today in the third subdivision: John Orozco, Jake Dalton, Alexander Naddour and Brandon Wynn. Mikulak, who was on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, started strong with a 15.400 on parallel bars, not always his strength.
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June 11, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
ST. LOUIS -- A day after he had finished an emphatic third at the U.S. gymnastics nationals and moved himself into prime position to make his first Olympic team at the age of 19, Sam Mikulak, a sophomore at Michigan and Corona del Mar homie as he calls himself, was stunned Sunday to see he had 125 new friend requests on Facebook. "That just doesn't happen in men's gymnastics," Mikulak said. "I felt kind of popular, I feel real pleased. " John Orozco, a 19-year-old from the Bronx, won his first national title with fist-pumping, muscle-heavy gymnastics, and the demonstrative 20-year-old Danell Leyva, whose family came to Florida from Cuba, finished second.
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October 8, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
To meet the needs of an increasing number of amputees, Naval Medical Center San Diego is expanding its prosthetics lab where service personnel are fitted with artificial limbs and trained to use them. In 2007, when the hospital opened its Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C-5) facility, the prosthetics department was designed to support 40 patients with single amputations. Currently, the department is treating 100 active-duty personnel and 50 retirees, many with multiple amputations, officials said.
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May 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Molly Gardner won the uneven parallel bars and the floor exercise as a U.S. team dominated an international women's gymnastics meet at Stockholm by winning three of the four individual competitions. Jennifer DeLuca tied for first with Italy's Chiara Ferrada in the vault.
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April 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World all-around champion Kim Zmeskal of the United States and the woman she dethroned, Svetlana Boguinskaia, qualified for individual events as the World Championships began in Paris. Unlike world meets in previous years, there will no team or individual all-around titles such as those won by Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton in the Olympics. Qualifying was held in the women's vault and uneven parallel bars, and the men's still rings, floor exercise and pommel horse.
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May 27, 1999 | Steve Kawashima, (949) 574-4204
The City Council on Tuesday approved final plans for nearly $400,000 in improvements at El Conejo Park. The plans include a new play area for young children with slides, ladders, swings and parallel bars. A teen section will include chin-up bars and an arm challenge game. Public Works director Kenneth Rosenfield said construction is scheduled to begin in the fall, with completion before next summer.
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July 17, 1988
San Diego-area gymnasts, all representing the San Diego Gymnastics Center, swept the top three all-around finishes in the boys' Class IV (ages 7-9) competition at UC San Diego. Jesse Campanaro was the overall winner, finishing with a 50.7 point total, 60.0 being a perfect score. He took third on the floor exercise and second on the pommel horse, still rings, high bar and the vault. Scott Bennett, with a 50.
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October 8, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
To meet the needs of an increasing number of amputees, Naval Medical Center San Diego is expanding its prosthetics lab where service personnel are fitted with artificial limbs and trained to use them. In 2007, when the hospital opened its Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C-5) facility, the prosthetics department was designed to support 40 patients with single amputations. Currently, the department is treating 100 active-duty personnel and 50 retirees, many with multiple amputations, officials said.
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June 29, 2012 | Diane Pucin
As Danell Leyva picked up speed on the high bar, letting go and catching it almost faster than the mind can comprehend, Leyva's stepfather and coach, Yin Alvarez, could barely stay on the ground. Alvarez twisted and turned and kicked up his feet, gathering as much momentum as Leyva, and when the routine was over, completed with just a small hop on the landing, Alvarez picked up Leyva and carried him on his back in joy. After 18 total rounds of competition at the national championships two weeks ago and Thursday night at HP Pavilion in San Jose in the first of two nights of the U.S. Olympic trials, Leyva has taken a commanding lead in the men's gymnastics all-around competition.
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June 11, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
ST. LOUIS -- A day after he had finished an emphatic third at the U.S. gymnastics nationals and moved himself into prime position to make his first Olympic team at the age of 19, Sam Mikulak, a sophomore at Michigan and Corona del Mar homie as he calls himself, was stunned Sunday to see he had 125 new friend requests on Facebook. "That just doesn't happen in men's gymnastics," Mikulak said. "I felt kind of popular, I feel real pleased. " John Orozco, a 19-year-old from the Bronx, won his first national title with fist-pumping, muscle-heavy gymnastics, and the demonstrative 20-year-old Danell Leyva, whose family came to Florida from Cuba, finished second.
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August 19, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- He Kexin marched into the news conference for gold-medal winners fashionably late Monday night. Already on the podium were still rings winner Chen Yibing and his coach; men's vault winner Leszek Blanik and his coach; and women's trampoline winner He Wenna and her coach. He Kexin pulled up a chair. The 16-year-old from China had been in doping control, being tested after she won the uneven parallel bars gold medal by virtue of a tiebreaking procedure over Nastia Liukin from Parker, Texas.
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August 21, 2004 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
U.S. gymnast Paul Hamm will keep his gold medal in the men's all-around, but, after a protest by South Korean officials, the International Gymnastics Federation is reviewing the score received by Yang Tae Young in the parallel bars during Wednesday's competition. Hamm, the first U.S. man to win Olympic gold in the event, had a final score of 57.823 -- 0.012 of a point better than silver medalist Kim Dae Eun and 0.049 better than Yang in the closest all-around finish in Olympic history.
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August 14, 2004 | Diane Pucin
Here, in capsule form, are the events that will be highlighted today in Athens: Competition begins with three sessions of team and all-around qualifying. The U.S. team is in the second session with Russia and Spain. The top 24 individual scorers -- no more than two per country -- will advance to Wednesday's final, and the top eight teams will advance to Monday's finals.
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August 14, 2004 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Blaine Wilson shouldn't be on this U.S. Olympic men's gymnastics team. Not after tearing his left biceps tendon in February. A 30-year-old gymnast whose best tricks are performed on the still rings, where one must use every muscle in the arms to hang still, then swing and twist, only to hang still again, should be useless after such an injury.
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May 9, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
At 17, Jason Gatson was a gymnastics prodigy, the youngest male ever to represent the United States at the world championships. A few years later he almost became a has-been -- or worse, a never-was, a gifted athlete whose potential was diminished by injuries and missteps. Gatson was leading the all-around competition at the 1999 U.S. championships when he fell from the high bar and tore a ligament in his right knee.
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August 18, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Can't tell a Yurchenko from a Podkopayeva? A 2 1/2 punch front from a Tkatchev? John Roethlisberger, Peter Vidmar, John Macready, Shannon Miller and other former gymnasts will identify each of those moves and whisper the explanation in your ear on an in-house radio station set up at the Arrowhead Pond for the World Gymnastics Championships. KGYM (87.8 FM) went on the air Saturday for the men's team preliminaries and provided play-by-play and analysis of the competition.
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